How to cook your own open source event? (talk at Fedora Women’s Day Munich 2018)

Why cooking and open source have more in common than you might think

At Fedora Women’s Day 2018 in Munich I had the opportunity to give a talk about “How to cook your own open source event?”. I’ll tell you why cooking and open source have more in common than you might think.

The slides are available for download (PDF file, 9,8 MB).

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Fedora Women’s Day in Munich

There will be a Fedora Women’s Day (FWD) in Munich on October 19 with talks, networking and an opportunity to learn about free and open source software

It’s always exciting to see events on free and open source software taking place, especially if they’re just around the corner. ;-) Therefore it’s my pleasure to share the invitation to the Fedora Women’s Day (FWD) in Munich on October 19 with you.

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Nextcloud installation via command line

How to install Nextcloud from the console, set configuration parameters and policies and install additional apps via shell commands

The term “in the cloud” is heard much these days. A growing number of services support or even rely on data storage and compute power over the net to provide various conveniences to end-users and enterprises. That comfort, however, cuts both ways – for many services it is hard to get your data out and migrate away, let alone the question about where your information is physically stored and secured.

Open source software like Nextcloud comes to the rescue, as it puts you back in control over your data, giving you full control of where you host and whom you give access to it. In this howto, I’ll show you how to install and configure Nextcloud on your server in a fully scriptable way.

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Video of my talk about The Document Foundation

Introducing you to The Document Foundation’s setup as a German Stiftung

At FOSS Backstage 2018 in Berlin I had the opportunity to give a talk about “The Document Foundation: The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software”. I’ll tell you what The Document Foundation is about, how it’s built and what our core values and principles are.

Find the full video here.
(External link to YouTube.)

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The Document Foundation – The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software (talk at FOSS Backstage 2018)

Introduction to The Document Foundation’s setup as a German Stiftung

At FOSS Backstage 2018 in Berlin I had the opportunity to give a talk about “The Document Foundation: The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software”. I’ll tell you what The Document Foundation is about, how it’s built and what our core values and principles are.

The slides are available for download (PDF file, 7,8 MB).

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WordPress plugin to provide more privacy for comments

How to avoid storing e-mail, URL and IP address of WordPress commenters

I’ve created my first WordPress plugin which helps creating more privacy for blog comments. It hides the input fields for e-mail and URL in new blog comments and omits storing the IP addresses of commenters in the WordPress database.

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Piramida, Protik and party – my first visit to OSCAL

Why I’m proud to have friends around the globe and what made OSCAL 2018 such a special event

Two weeks ago I had the honour of being a speaker at OSCAL in Tirana, the Albanian Open Source Conference. Still having vivid memories of this remarkable event, let me share my impressions with you while they’re fresh.

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The Document Foundation – The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software (talk at OSCAL 2018)

Introduction to The Document Foundation’s setup as a German Stiftung

At OSCAL 2018 in Tirana I had the opportunity to give a talk about “The Document Foundation: The open, transparent and meritocratic future of free office software”. I’ll tell you what The Document Foundation is about, how it’s built and what our core values and principles are.

The slides are available for download (PDF file, 1,2 MB).

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What do open source and cooking have in common?

Why free software and the art of cooking have more in common than you may think

What’s probably the most stupid idea to promote the principles of free software without actually coding? Well, I might have a proposal for you: Let’s do some Open Source Cooking! We’ve in fact been doing that in Munich for the past eight years already and the idea behind it is rather trivial: “Why don’t we cook together with many others – like, 30 people?!”

The name Open Source Cooking has been used initially because the idea was grown during our regular Open Source Meetings. However, soon we realized that cooking and free software have actually much more in common than it looks like in first place! So let me make you hungry for more…

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